Wilder Will Be Analyst for Joshua-Klitschko
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will be watching closely when Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko clash in the biggest heavyweight title fight in years. Wilder, who hopes to face the winner in a unification fight, will serve as an analyst for the mega-fight at Wembley Stadium.
ESPN’s Dan Rafael reported that Wilder will be a part of the Sky Sports broadcasting team for Joshua-Klitschko.
Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) fully admits that he is not going to Wembley Arena just to work as an analyst, but rather so he can get a close look at two heavyweights he has his sights firmly locked on.
"When you have guys that are competing against each other at the top, it’s only right for me to be there," Wilder said. "I’m not just going out there to be on Sky Sports. I am for sure going there to scout. All the other heavyweights come to my fights. They’re not just there to be a fan. They’re there to scout and look for different openings and certain signs. I am definitely going over to scout. And maybe we can make a mega-unification bout."
Wilder has defended his WBC belt five times since winning it in January of 2015. With Joshua and Klitschko fighting for two titles (Joshua’s IBF belt and the vacant WBA title), there is some hope that the fractured heavyweight division can soon come closer to the days of having one clear champion. Wilder believes that if the champions continue to collide, he will be the one left standing.
"There are a lot of people that are involved in this," Wilder said. "If it were just solely up to me, then I’d be 1,000 percent confident, but it’s not just me. That’s what the fans want. I’ve been wanting to give the fans what they want my entire career. Unfortunately, I am one of those fighters that’s always getting the short end of the stick. I only can work with what I can work with.
"I am very confident that I am the best in this division. I am very confident that I will unify this division. I am very confident that I will retire on top, undefeated as well. I’m just waiting for my moment. I’ve been sitting patiently all of this time, even in the start of my career, and I’m sitting patient now. I’m just looking forward to my turn."